Our Patients are Living Proof

Learn why GW Hospital is the choice for high quality healthcare in Washington, DC and the surrounding area. Get to know some of our patients and their compelling stories. They are living proof of the excellent care they received at GW Hospital.

Bonita Bell

Bonita had a large blood clot in her lungs (pulmonary embolism). Doctors placed her on an ECMO machine and removed large volumes of clot from her arteries.

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Ron Byrd

Ron had minimally invasive surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. Now, he feels as though he has a new shoulder.

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Danielle Collins

Danielle was diagnosed with a rare brain condition. Neurosurgeons used virtual reality to help save her life.

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Don Flory

Don Flory

After having a serious heart attack, Don only had a five percent chance to live. But then he received ECMO at GW Hospital, an advanced procedure that saved his life.

Read Don's Story

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Jeffrey Gray

Jeffrey is a prostate cancer survivor, thanks to the minimally invasive surgery he received from urology specialist Michael J. Whalen, MD, at the GW Cancer Center.

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Lamika Hines

Lamika had a history of miscarriage and high-risk pregnancies. Her obstetrician at GW was there to support her every step of the way to the successful, natural delivery of her youngest child.

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Joel Hinzman

Joel was diagnosed with stage four oral cancer. After participating in a clinical study at GW Cancer Center, he is now cancer free.

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GW Lauren Levinson Breast Surgery

Lauren Levinson

When Lauren learned she had the BRCA1 mutation, which made it more likely for her to develop breast cancer, she opted to have a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

Read Lauren's Story

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Jeffrey Richardson

When Jeffrey suddenly became ill, he decided to go to GW Hospital. Doctors diagnosed Jeffrey with congestive heart failure and helped save his life.

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Scott Schneider

Putting Scott on the ECMO machine gave the doctors at GW Hospital time to diagnose his illness — an infection of the heart — and treat it properly.

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Mark Swarz, Cardiac Patient

Mark Swartz

Mark needed a heart transplant. While waiting for a donor, cardiac surgeons implanted a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to keep his heart functioning.

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Susan Waage

Susan Waage

Susan broke her knee cap when she was 34 weeks pregnant. She had an entire team of orthopedic and OB specialists monitoring her and her baby during surgery.

Read Susan's Story

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Joy West

Joy West had stage three vocal cord cancer. She was treated at the GW Cancer Center and is now cancer free. Hear her inspiring story.

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